Sunday 23rd Jun 2019 - Logistics & Supply Chain

CIPS in public procurement initiative

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and the National Institute of Government Purchasing (NIGP) have launched a dedicated web portal in support of their Partnership for Public Procurement –

The portal offers global access to best practice procurement and professionalism to public sector groups all over the world. Bringing together the suite of Values and Guiding Principles already developed by the partnership, the portal showcases the new Public Procurement Profiler – a progressive online evaluation to help agencies understand and increase the strategic effectiveness of their purchasing function.

The Profiler is offered in two distinct versions: Profiler-Essentials, a free, brief evaluation that highlights an agency’s tendency toward structured versus unstructured practice; and the detailed Profiler-Self Assessment that identifies the agency’s procurement model and consequences of that model, and suggests a customized pathway to greater agency effectiveness.

Also available on the portal is the full suite of Values and Guiding Principles (VGPs) which offer formalised reference-able values and guiding principles in key areas of public sector procurement practice. The Values and Guiding Principles provide organisations the foundation upon which to establish their professional identity and their professional practice. Over 80 public sector agencies have formally adopted or endorsed the Values and Guiding Principles of Public Procurement.

 “Since launching our partnership with NIGP in 2011 we have gone from strength to strength and this new portal underpins our on-going commitment to helping develop public procurement communities across the globe. With public procurement there is no one size fits all which is why we have devised a portal to help support all levels of procurement maturity across global governments,” said CIPS chief executive officer David Noble.

And Rick Grimm, NIGP CEO, said: “The portal and the Profiler resources we have co-developed reflect the strength and value of this global partnership. The Profiler suite is an empowering, practical pathway agencies can use to guide them toward greater procurement effectiveness that translates to greater support and services for their communities.”

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